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Chinese treasures make up bulk of Sotheby's auction



People attend Sotheby's auction of Asian artwork in Paris, France on Dec. 16. (photo:xinhuanet)


On Dec. 16, a total of 415 works of art from China, Vietnam, Japan, and Cambodia were auctioned in a Sotheby's sale of Asian artwork in Paris, France. Among these items, 80 percent were made in ancient China and dated from the 17th century to the 19th century.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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